Del Mar Stable News

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King Abner, Baze Take Del Mar Feature

Thursday, November 15th, 2018   (6 months ago)
King Abner © Benoit Photo Jockey Tyler Baze sent King Abner to the lead departing the gate and they never looked back, winning Del Mar’s feature race Thursday by seven and one-quarter lengths. King Abner,...

Sparky Ville Faces Five Rivals in Bob Hope Stakes

Thursday, November 15th, 2018   (6 months ago)
Sparky Ville © Benoit Photo Sparky Ville, a two-time winner, including the Sunny Slope Stakes last month at Santa Anita, will face five two-year-old rivals Saturday in the Grade III $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes at...

Stable Notes November 15, 2018

Thursday, November 15th, 2018   (6 months ago)
Mucho Gusto © Benoit Photo BAFFERT’S BOB HOPE HOPES DIMINISHED BY ONE Saturday’s $100,000 Grade III Bob Hope Stakes – the first of nine graded stakes on the fall racing at Del Mar schedule –...

Pick Six Carryover is $45,215 for Thursday

Monday, November 12th, 2018   (6 months ago)
Holland Road © Benoit Photo With no perfect tickets in Monday’s Pick Six, Thursday’s eight-race program will have a Pick Six carryover of $45,215. Post time for the first race will be 12:30 p.m. with...

Chasing Yesterday Wins Desi Arnaz Stakes

Monday, November 12th, 2018   (6 months ago)
Chasing Yesterday © Benoit Photo Summer Wind Equine’s Chasing Yesterday, who began her career as the much-ballyhooed sister of 2015 Triple Crown champion American Pharoah, came through as anticipated Monday with a decisive victory in...

Stable Notes November 12, 2018

Monday, November 12th, 2018   (6 months ago)
IN WAKE OF WILD VERSE INCIDENT, A CHORUS OF THANKS Longtime Del Mar announcer Trevor Denman, who introduced the “commentary” style of racecalling to Southern California fans, strung together some ear-catching comments when the gates...

Spiced Perfection Wins Betty Grable Stakes

Sunday, November 11th, 2018   (6 months ago)
Spiced Perfection © Benoit Photo Perfectly placed by jockey Flavien Prat behind dueling leaders in the early stages of the $100,000 Betty Grable Stakes, Spiced Perfection surged between rivals to take command entering the stretch...

Stable Notes November 11, 2018

Sunday, November 11th, 2018   (6 months ago)
Joe Talamo TALAMO MAKES IT TO THE FINISH LINE, AND TO A WEDDING, ON TIME Joe Talamo went from stakes-winning jockey to quick change artist to tuxedoed wedding guest in just over a half hour...

Risky Proposition Upsets at 22-1 in Let It Ride Stakes

Saturday, November 10th, 2018   (6 months ago)
Risky Proposition © Benoit Photo Risky Proposition, the least-fancied entrant at 22-1 in a field of seven three-year-olds, rallied powerfully in the stretch under Joe Talamo to win the featured $79,840 Let It Ride Stakes...

Desi Arnaz Stakes Features Rematch of Juvenile Fillies

Saturday, November 10th, 2018   (6 months ago)
Chasing Yesterday © Benoit Photo Two-year-old fillies Chasing Yesterday, It’sjustanillusion and Andyoushallreceive, the one-two-three finishers, respectively, in the Anoakia Stakes at Santa Anita in mid-October, will be rematched Monday in the $100,000 Desi Arnaz Stakes,...